Teamsters Donate $100 000 to Variety, a Children’s Charity

Toronto, June 11 2015 — Dozens of union representatives from Ontario and other provinces gathered to participate in the Teamsters Ontario Invitational (OTI), a golf tournament for the Variety children’s charity.

Randy Doner, president of Joint Council 52 of the Teamsters Union, handed the organization a $100 000 cheque. Variety Village is devoted to helping young people overcome disabilities and other barriers. Variety also offers integrated sports and aptitudes programmes for children.

“Building up Canada starts with being involved in our communities,” said Randy Doner. “Being a Teamster is more than negotiating collective agreements and taking care of grievances. It’s also about lending a hand to those in need, especially children.”

Mr. Doner wishes to thank the team of volunteers, Teamsters representatives, friends and corporate sponsors who made this tournament another great success.

“Without them nothing is possible,” added the union leader. “We all share the same spirit because there is no greater gift than to help children.”

The Ontario Teamsters Invitational will be back next year! Check out TeamstersVarietyGolf.com for more information.

The Teamsters represents 120 000 members in Canada in all industries. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, with which Teamsters Canada is affiliated, has 1.4 million members in North America.

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Information:

Stéphane Lacroix, Director of Public Relations
Telephone: 450-682-5521
Cell: 514-609-5101
Email: slacroix@teamsters.ca